We spent the New Year's with friends in a hut on the Rogla plateau. The scenery is beautiful, and apart from skiing you can also cross-country ski and hike around the numerous walking trails. I went for a long walk one afternoon and was amazed at the sights. And I didn't mind the cold as I was too busy admiring the nature and taking photos!
While skiing on Rogla for a few days around New Year's I took a few photos with my compact Olympus. The first day was especially cold - around -14 degrees Celsius at noon! - and everything was enveloped in snow and ice! It was magical. In the next couple of days the temperatures rose a bit and some of the snow on the trees melted.
On Christmas Eve, there is a midnight mass on the Velika planina mountain. I went there in 2006 as well, and the experience had me so enthralled I decided to go on the night trek again and try to capture some of the beauty of a winter night. And indeed, it was beautiful. Many people with torches came and the procession was visible from afar. There was almost no wind to mess with my tripod and long exposures, yay! :)